Former State Prosecutor

Former Atlantic County Prosecutor

Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

Experienced for over 30 years

Available 24/7

609.345.3300

Former Prosecutor

Now Fighting for You

New Jersey Criminal Defense and DWI attorney
who knows how to navigate the local courts

FORMER PROSECUTOR

NOW FIGHTING FOR YOU.

New Jersey Criminal Defense and DWI attorney who
knows how to navigate the local courts.

RECENT DWI & CRIMINAL DEFENSE RESULTS

STATE v. HENDRICKS — NEW JERSEY MURDER TRIAL — “NOT GUILTY” VERDICT

Mr. Tumelty represented Helena Hendricks, who was charged with first degree murder in Atlantic County Superior Court. The defendant faced a number of additional charges, including armed robbery, conspiracy and possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose. At the conclusion of a jury trial that lasted three weeks, the defendant was found “not guilty” of all charges.

Former State Prosecutor

Former Atlantic County Prosecutor

Certified Criminal Trial Attorney

Experienced for Over 30 years

Other areas we serve

When Does Drug Possession Become Intent to Sell?

When Does Drug Possession Become Intent to Sell?

Those caught with illegal substances should be aware that an “intent to sell” charge is far worse than a simple possession charge alone. But that brings up a question that many convicted of drug possession, or more, may want to know – when does the possession of drugs become intent to sell? Certainly, there are…Continue Reading

Personal Property That Can Be Searched Once a Warrant is Issued

Personal Property That Can Be Searched Once a Warrant is Issued

  As many may know, police officers do not have the right to search your property until a warrant has been issued, except for under very specific circumstances. However, what happens when the police actually do obtain a warrant? Or if those other circumstances suddenly apply? Many may wonder what types of personal property can…Continue Reading

When a Crime is Accidentally Committed

When a Crime is Accidentally Committed

  So, you accidentally commit a crime, whatever it may be. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the process, and there were no damages to any property. So what happens next when a crime is accidentally committed?Continue Reading

Skilled Criminal Defense Lawyer John W. Tumelty Earns NJ Certified Trial Attorney Designation

JohnTumeltyJohn W. Tumelty has been certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney and as a Municipal Court Law Attorney. Only a very small percentage of attorneys in New Jersey has received these distinctions.

According to the Board on Attorney Certification of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, attorneys who are included in the prestigious listing of NJ Certified Trial Attorneys “are able to demonstrate sufficient levels of education, knowledge, and skill in criminal trial practice.”

Further, only lawyers who apply for certification and meet the exceedingly high standards of the NJ Supreme Court are given this distinction.

Mr. Tumelty specialized in criminal defense law. However, to be named a certified attorney, a lawyer must be far more than simply active in the field of criminal law. To be certified by the NJ Supreme Court as a criminal trial attorney, a lawyer must have:demonstrated a substantial level of experience in criminal trial law

  • demonstrated a substantial level of experience in criminal trial law
  • been a member in good standing of the New Jersey bar for more than five years
  • fulfilled ongoing continuing legal education requirements
  • been favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with his work
  • taken and passed a written examination in criminal trial law

The Criminal Trial Attorney Certification Program is an important resource for the general public to use when searching for a criminal lawyer with specific expertise. According to the Certification Board, “certification helps lawyers by giving them a way to make their experience known to the public and to other lawyers. Certification also encourages the maintenance and improvement of attorney competence in specialized fields of law.”

It is important to note that only Certified Criminal Trial Attorneys may utilize the designation “Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Criminal Trial Attorney” on their letterhead, on their business cards and in their advertising.

For more information about this program, call (609) 984-3077.
For a free consultation with John W. Tumelty regarding criminal or municipal charges you are facing, contact one of his three offices in Atlantic City, Marmora or Somers Point, NJ.

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Atlantic County Offices

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
1 S. NEW YORK AVENUE, SUITE 212
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ 08401

609.345.3300

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
1616 PACIFIC AVENUE, SUITE 318
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ 08401

609.385.4010

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
1555 ZION ROAD, SUITE 203
NORTHFIELD, NJ 08225

609.435.1435

Cape May County Offices

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
539 SOUTH SHORE ROAD
MARMORA, NJ 08223

609.390.4600

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
3318 SIMPSON AVENUE
OCEAN CITY, NJ 08226

609.385.4221

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
100 E RIO GRANDE AVE
WILDWOOD, NJ 08260

609.277.2786

Areas We Serve

Atlantic County Offices

Cape May County Offices

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
539 SOUTH SHORE ROAD
MARMORA, NJ 08223

609.390.4600 Get Directions

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
3318 SIMPSON AVENUE
OCEAN CITY, NJ 08226

609.385.4221 Get Directions

ATTORNEY JOHN W. TUMELTY
CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
100 E RIO GRANDE AVE
WILDWOOD, NJ 08260

609.277.2786 Get Directions

Seasoned criminal defense lawyer John W. Tumelty has three conveniently located offices in Atlantic City, Somers Point and Marmora, NJ. He serves clients in Atlantic, Ocean, Gloucester and Cape May counties and the Jersey Shore, including: Absecon, Atlantic City, Avalon, Cape May, Dennis Township, Egg Harbor Township, Galloway Township, Hamilton Township, Hammonton, Linwood, Lower Township, Margate, Middle Township, Northfield, Ocean City, Pleasantville, Sea Isle City, Somers Point, Stone Harbor, Upper Township, Ventnor and Wildwood.